Harvard (Metra station)

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Harvard Metra Station, looking northwest
Location 1 North Ayer Street
Harvard, Illinois
Coordinates 42°25′12″N 88°37′03″W / 42.4199°N 88.6175°W / 42.4199; -88.6175Coordinates: 42°25′12″N 88°37′03″W / 42.4199°N 88.6175°W / 42.4199; -88.6175
Owned by Union Pacific
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Connections Local Transit Pace Buses
Structure type Brick
Parking Parking lot operated by City of Harvard
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone M
Opened 1993
Passengers (2014) 275 (avg. weekday) [1]
Rank 125 out of 236[2]
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Terminus Union Pacific Northwest
Harvard Branch
toward Ogilvie

Harvard is a station on Metra's Union Pacific/Northwest Line located in Harvard, Illinois. The station is the terminus of the Northwest Line. It is the only Metra station located in the M zone, and is the farthest Metra station from Chicago at 62.8 miles (101.1 km).[3] The station contains a parking lot operated by the City of Harvard. Trains that travel to Chicago travel through an entire fare zone to reach Woodstock, although there isn't an intermediate stop. No stations are located in zone L.

Being Chicago's most northwesterly commuter rail station, the Harvard station attracts commuters from the Rockford and Belvidere region of northern Illinois as well as South-Central Wisconsin.

Bus connections[edit]


  • 808: Crystal Lake-Harvard


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